Accountant / Water Resources Associate Agribusiness
P. O. Box 1083
Valley Center, CA 92082
760-***-**** / firstname.lastname@example.org
August 8, 2012
Dear Mr. Combs:
Enclosed is my resume for an Accountant / Water Resources
As a graduate from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona I majored in
Agribusiness Management and Food Marketing. Additionally, I minored in Agronomy
to broaden my agricultural scope. My current employment interests are in all
areas of agricultural business and marketing, ranging from farm to market.
grocery business management intern I performed cashiering and customer service,
replenished produce and meat department
display cases, restocked grocery
department shelving, and constructed promotional displays. I also evaluated
personnel and store discrepancies, organized stock room, exercised inventory receipt and control, and
monitored waste to reduce shrinkage and control profit loss.
As an instructional aide, farm manager, and tutor for Valley Center Middle
School, I acquired knowledge of green house operations, modern composting,
multiple hydroponic systems, and livestock care. My responsibilities included
but were not limited to student tutoring, herbicide application, plant propagation,
facility construction and maintenance, and irrigation.
Additionally, my employment background highlights 20 years of naval service,
where as a Navy Counselor, I assisted commands in organizing and implementing
an aggressive enlisted career development and command retention program. I was
the principal advisor to commanding officers on policies and regulations
related to Navy career planning matters. I evaluated enlisted career
development programs at a command level, and supported subordinate commands. I
also supervised and coordinated the interviewing and counseling efforts,
provided primary technical assistance in supporting other subordinate members
of the command's career development team, and maintained awareness of revisions
and innovations in career development programs. It was through access to Navy
directives, reference materials, experience, and training that I counseled
individuals and gave presentations to naval personnel and their family members
on the advantages of career opportunities in the Navy. I prepared career
development board applicant background data sheets, coordinated career
development boards, screened and evaluated personnel for various duty
assignments, and conducted career information training lectures. Lastly, I
coordinated transition assistance management program requirements, provided
guidance on educational programs, and counseled individuals on rating
conversions and school options.
I also supervised numerous payroll, accounting, and administrative departments
acquiring high degrees of skill and accuracy in the performance of my duties.
While in this capacity I accurately maintained financial records, balanced
financial reports, and I audited the work of subordinates. My extensive
knowledge of payroll and accounting rules, regulations and procedures,
accounting and bookkeeping principles and methods are from government
operations. However, I also have an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting to
add to my credentials.
I am currently in the research phase leading to a Master’s of Science in
Regenerative Studies/Sustainability. My thesis will focus on comparing light
regimes to improve vegetable growth in controlled environments while reducing
natural resource consumption. I am not required to attend the university while
in this phase. I am able to work and
complete this thesis on my personal time.
I have excellent business English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
skills and am proficient in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks, with both hardware
and software knowledge. Finally, my customer service skills are excellent.
have knowledge of weeds and herbicides, soils, forage systems, plant
physiology, resource management, and three years of experience in growing and
managing an organic Valencia grove.
If you feel my qualifications meet your requirements for an Accountant / Water Resources Associate Agribusiness position, I would look forward to discussing them during a personal interview.
Thank you for your consideration.